AdChoiceTV News — With another uptick in coronavirus cases across Metro Manila, several local government units have once again opted to reimpose curfew hours in their respective localities.
For the entirety of March, Metro Manila, along with Baguio City, Apayao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Batangas, Tacloban City, Iligan City, Davao City and Lanao Del Sur, will remain in general community quarantine.
In Metro Manila, the Philippine National Police has already intensified police deployment in the cities of Malabon, Navotas, and Pasay, where cases are also slowly rising, to enforce coronavirus protocols. Police have also been ordered to penalize any quarantine violators.
The rest of the country stays under modified GCQ — the loosest quarantine designation possible.
As it stands, the Department of Health in its latest tally Wednesday afternoon placed the country’s caseload at 603,308.
Here is a running list of curfew ordinances signed by the capital region’s local chief executives in the past week:
When: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., per Mayor Oscar Malapitan
Who is exempted: Healthcare workers, essential workers, police and military personnel
When: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. with checkpoints, per city information officer Tez Navarro
Who is exempted: Medical frontliners, workers, other authorized persons outside residences
What are the penalties: P300 fine for the first offense, P500 for the next and later, P1,000. Minor violations can also merit “withdrawal of scholarship grants” from the local government.
When: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., effective immediately per Executive Order ICR No. 33, Series of 2021
Who is exempted: Those out for purposes of work, on the way home from work, those dealing with emergencies, those out for purposes of air or sea travel
When: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., per Mayor Edwin Olivarez
What are the penalties: Refusing persons shall be arrested and charged accordingly for the commission of the crime of Disobedience to Persons in Authority as defined and treated under Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code
Who is exempted:
- Those who are engaged in legitimate official private activity, which shall be limited to medical or hospital-related endeavors, filing of complaint report at the barangay or police authorities, purchase of food or perishable goods and such other basic necessities from stores or groceries, business, occupation, livelihood or labor
- Those who are gainfully employed in industries which require the rendering of work under shifting hours, such as night shift or graveyard shift supported by company identification cards with Certificate of Employment stating shifting hours
- Those who are engaged in legitimate official public duties
- Those with emergency cases
- Those on work-related trips
- Those with scheduled flights and who came from travel, local or international and are on their way to their respective residences; and
- Those who are engaged in the profession of their religious or sectoral practices, masses, prayer meeting and the like
San Juan City
When: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., per Mayor Francis Zamora in a Facebook post
Who is exempted: Health workers and frontline personnel, police and military personnel on duty, local government employees, government and private employees coming home from work, PUV drivers and operators, delivery services, individuals facing emergencies, government employees with authorized activities
What are the penalties: Violators are fined P1,000 for the first offense and up to P5,000 for the next.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.